This week is United Against Hate Week and is a call for local civic action to stop hate and implicit biases that are a threat to the safety of our neighborhoods, towns, and cities.
Millbrae City Council proclaimed during the October 24, 2023, Council meeting this week as November 12-18, 2023, as United Against Hate Week.
The City of Millbrae stands for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and respect for all, irrespective of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any characteristic. We reject hate, discrimination, and violence, aiming for a prejudice-free community.
We collectively promote acceptance, respect, tolerance, and unity, enabling residents to live, work, and thrive without fear. We strengthen and celebrate our city's rich tapestry of cultures and perspectives by remaining united.
The "United Against Hate Week" campaign embodies our collective commitment to foster an environment where every resident can live, work, and flourish without fear of hatred.
Millbrae City Council endorses the "California vs. Hate" coalition's mission to combat hate, prejudice, and intolerance such as xenophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, anti-Muslim hatred, and other bigoted views by emboldened hate groups and individuals and intolerance from our communities, and encourage communities to report hate incidents to the California vs. Hate hotline at 833-8-NO-HATE or online at CAvsHate.org, to combat hate effectively and promote a safer environment for all.
By joining our fellow California cities, we send a resounding message that we are united in our resolve to combat hate and promote acceptance. We call upon all residents, businesses, schools, and organizations to unite against hate, join events, and champion inclusivity, tolerance, and unity.
During this week, we reaffirm our commitment to the following principles:
1. We denounce hate, discrimination, and violence in all forms.
2. We pledge to stand up against hate and support victims of hate incidents.
3. We encourage open dialogue and respectful conversations to bridge divides and promote understanding.
4. We celebrate the richness of our diverse community and the strength it brings to our city.
5. We commit to working together, in partnership with other California cities, to create a safe and welcoming environment for all.
For a list of events happening throughout San Mateo County this week, please visit https://www.smcgov.org/ceo/united-against-hate-week-2023